Hundreds are dying from ignorance of rising heatwave risks

August 2018

Hundreds are dying from ignorance of rising heatwave risks

Evidence that many people die during heatwave conditions in the UK are highlighted in this commentary by Bob Ward. He goes on to argue that many of these deaths could be prevented if the flow of information to the public about the rising risks of heatwaves due to climate change were greatly improved.

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Without policy coherence achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will be difficult

Patrick Curran discusses the challenges for sub-Saharan Africa in realising the policy coherence needed in order to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate targets.

Trump golf course partially destroys Site of Special Scientific Interest

Bob Ward outlines the background to recent media reports that one of Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has “partially destroyed” a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Policymakers must take account of public opinion in carbon pricing policies

Governments and policymakers around the world should take more account of public opinion and not just economic arguments if they want to introduce more and stronger carbon pricing in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions. These findings are presented in a new study, co-authored by Nicholas Stern, published in Nature Climate Change.

Businesses from trusting countries are more likely to comply with environmental regulations

Ara Jo discusses her recent research which shows that the level of everyday trust between citizens can be a good indicator of how compliant companies are with environmental regulation. The research uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).